What is dandruff?
There are so many people who usually complain about dandruff. However, the funny thing is that a good number cannot even define dandruff. It is a condition of the scalp that usually results in dry flaky skin. People who have dandruff sometimes have an itchy scalp also. This condition is usually very embarrassing to some as most times you will see flakes on your hair and clothing. It is also known as pityriasis simplex capillitii.
There are several things that can lead to dandruff. One of them is having dry skin, if you have dry skin, then you are likely to get [
this condition. If you do not wash your hair often enough, then you are at a risk of getting dandruff. Not drinking enough water can also cause dandruff because the body is dehydrated and is lacking moisture. There are also some people who get dandruff as a result of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It can also be caused by a reaction to hair products.
Studies has shown that there is no cure for this condition. In as much as it may not have a cure, you can control dandruff. By using specialize shampoos and conditioners that contains keratolytic agents such as salicylic acid and sulphur which will loosen the dead skin cells that are embedded on the scalp, steroids acts as an anti-inflammatory, imidazole antifungals, help to control bacteria on the scalp, and the use of coal tar shampoos which causes the skin to shed dead cells from the top layer and slow skin cell growth are just some of the products that can help or completely control this scalp disorder. The […]